Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses - Article Photos 18/21

Bret Goodwin, right, kisses his partner Andy Goodwin in the lobby of the King County Administration Building shortly after the couple received one of the first same-sex marriage licenses issued in the state early Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2012, in Seattle. King County Administrator Dow Constantine began issuing the licenses immediately upon certification of the November election that passed Referendum 74, just after midnight. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)